Kay. My thoughts on justice.
It doesn’t exist. Don’t get me wrong there’s a page in the dictionary for it and everything and I’m sure there are thousands of people that are studying to make justice their career path in life, but the way we perceive justice is rather skewed in this country, and truly in the world. Justice is this almost metaphysical aspect of life, this notion that there is a definite ‘wrong’ and a definite ‘right’ and that miscreants are to be punished whereas everyone else is allowed to live within the society. But the problem with justice as I see it is just that: the society.
Justice is an unattainable moral high ground that we’re struggling and electrocuting to achieve. Every iteration of our ‘justice’ is broken down to nothing more than slaps on the wrist in the method of time spent being fed and sheltered by the government; or death, as if being shuffled off our mortal coils is repayment enough; or absolutely nothing due to the fact that our system of justice is as bureaucratic as inept as the government that, on several occasions, needed to fend off its eventual shut-down and couldn’t agree on the few extra days to actually push it forward.
So what do we do with this issue? Well, I know nothing and therefore will not propose solutions to this non-problem, but to end my initial Tumblr rant, justice does not exist. Nothing is entitled to you, and that’s exactly what you should expect when you put faith in people who think an eye for an eye is an adequate representation of where we need to be as a species.